Pain Management

Can texting prevent an opioid relapse

Can texting prevent an opioid relapse?

A new automated text messaging service may curb opioid abuse, reduce the likelihood of relapse, and decrease treatment costs, a small study suggests. The service...
A new pain killer that could manage pain easily

A new pain killer that could manage pain easily

In a recent study, a team of scientists from The University of Texas at Austin have discovered a powerful pain reliever that acts on...
Depressed patients more likely to be prescribed opioids

Depressed patients more likely to be prescribed opioids

A new study shows that patients with low back pain who were depressed were more likely to be prescribed opioids and receive higher doses. Understanding...
College education linked to opioid misuse in baby boomers

College education linked to opioid misuse in baby boomers

The more educated a member of the baby boomer generation, the more likely they are to misuse prescription opioids, according to new research from...
Back pain

Back pain: we’re treating it all wrong

Imagine a medical condition that becomes worse the more it's treated – let’s call it Malady X. Millions are spent on expensive therapies, on surgery,...
Don’t give opioid cough medicine to kids. Here’s why

Don’t give opioid cough medicine to kids. Here’s why

Prescription cough and cold medicines containing the opioid hydrocodone are more likely to cause serious side effects in children than those containing codeine, a...
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Post-surgical opioids can, paradoxically, lead to chronic pain

Giving opioids to animals to quell pain after surgery prolongs pain for more than three weeks and primes specialized immune cells in the spinal...
One in every five deaths in young adults is opioid-related in the United States

One in every five deaths in young adults is opioid-related in the United States

Proportion of deaths that are opioid-related has increased by nearly 300 per cent in 15 years One out of every five deaths among young adults...
Easing peripheral artery disease pain

Easing peripheral artery disease pain, one step at a time

Jenny Nothaft doesn’t take a single step for granted. A simple act for most, walking was once extremely painful for the 76-year-old, but it ultimately...
Vitamin D supplements could help pain management

Vitamin D supplements could help pain management

Vitamin D supplements combined with good sleeping habits may help manage pain-related diseases. One recent paper published in the Journal of Endocrinology, reviews published research on...